Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen "Influence" Us

by Rachelle Hruska · October 28, 2008

[Ashley Olsen, Mary-Kate Olsen. Photo by DAVID X PRUTTING for PMc]

Last night, Barney's hosted the official book release party for Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen's new book Influence and the dynamic duo showed up looking better (and more similar), than ever. The book introduces readers to respected artists, seasoned designers and others who have influenced Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen over the past decade. These, according to Ashley, are

"The most interesting, challenging, creative people we know — the ones who helped pave the way for us and our generation." Adds Mary-Kate: "Ashley and I interviewed the people who have inspired us, with the hope that they will inspire and teach others."

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"Influential figures including; Christian Louboutin, Lauren Hutton, Bob Colacello, Terry Richardson, Jack Pierson and Robert Lee Morris. A coffee table book, Influence includes exclusive photographs of Ashley and Mary-Kate from world renowned photographer Rankin, and a wide variety of other never-before-seen materials and interviews from Mary-Kate and Ashley's personal collections. This unique book is edited by fashion and arts writer Derek Blasberg and designed by eminent book designer Rodrigo Corral." [HuffPo]

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